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st about who will replace him. >> i think it's going to be from africa or latin america. >> what matters most is it is somebody who can guide the church into the future. >> reporter: pope benedict, who was elected in 2005 after the death of pope john paul ii, said he is leaving because he is growing too old and frail. cardinals hope to elect a pope in time for the holy week of easter which is now just a few weeks away. vinita nair, cbs news, the vatican. >> so far there's no clear front-runner as pope benedict's successor. cbs news will have a special report this morning scheduled to begin at 7:55 our time right here on kpix 5. >> reporter: it is 4:32 now. santa cruz police plan to give us some more information this morning about the murder of two of their officers. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is down in santa cruz where they're mourning their two fallen officers this morning. >> reporter: the memorial behind me at the santa cruz police department has been
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growing and growing since tuesday. really a stunning display of community support for these fallen officers. now, some santa cruz police officers may be going back to work today. the police chief told them to take their time with the grieving process. in the meantime, we're hearing more details about the shootings on tuesday. that is part of the gun battle this finally took down accused cop killer jeremy goulet a former marine described by his own father as a ticking time bomb. he was armed with three pistols and wearing body armor after officers say he killed two santa cruz detectives, stole their guns and their unmarked cars. officers found him shot him and killed him half an hour later about a block away. at a vigil last night for the two fallen officers, dozens of people came to mourn detective sergeant loran "butch" baker and detective elizabeth butler, who had gone to goulet's home
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to question him about sexual assault allegations. here's baker's daughter ashley. >> my dad told me how smart i was and how proud he was of me. [ crying ] >> and that -- and -- he said he thought about me -- he just made me feel so good. [ crying ] >> reporter: now, when the two detectives came to talk to goulet, they were in plainclothes. we don't know yet if they were wearing body armor. it's often up to the officers. we may hear more at the press conference at 11:30 this morning. officers are also appealing to the public to send in any cell phone video people may have taken of the events on tuesday. and we'll see another new cell phone video clip coming up in the next half hour. right now, live in santa cruz, anne makovec, kpix 5. a fire crew got caught in the crossfire as they headed to
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help the fallen officers. the firefighters jumped into action to protect people passing by. the sheriff said some even used their own bodies to shield witnesses from the gunfire. no firefighters by the way or bystanders were injured. the gunman's own father described his son as a ticking time bomb. jeremy goulet's criminal background also cases of being a peeping tom. he was arrested for that in portland, oregon in 2007 and in berkeley last august. neighbors there called police about fights between goulet and his twin brother. he was fired from a coffee shop last friday. >> i just remember he was in intense. something about him was like kind of you know. >> goulet was in the marine reserves from 1996 to 2002 and he worked as a helicopter mechanic and with military police. we are getting a revealing look at the man police say shot
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and killed an oakland rapper on the vegas strip. >> you see these, we call that the counting game right here. see what i'm saying, like, ain't the only [ bleep ] who talks about like only -- >> murder suspect ammar harris seen here flashing a stack of $100 bills in a youtube video. police say harris has a violent past including charges for robbery, sexual assault and kidnapping. he is wanted in the shooting and crash that killed three people in las vegas a week ago including oakland rapper kenneth cherry. harris remains on the run. new this morning, san leandro police are looking for an 11-year-old foster child. miles alvarez was dropped off at the madison elementary school on monday and never made it home to his foster parents. investigators suspect miles is with his mother, michelle
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alvarez. officers say she has been trying to reunite with him since they were separated. a board voted to fire merel grant who was paid on paid administrative leave last week. a number of parents called for his removal after a special education teacher was allowed to keep her job despite her conviction for kicking a 5-year- old student. other bay area headlines, the lehigh southwest cement company is being sued by the family of the three workers who were killed in a shooting spree at the company's quarry near cupertino. the gunman was former employee shareef allman who killed himself the day after the 2011 rampage. the suit claims the company knew allman was unstable and could have done more to prevent the tragedy. livermore police have arrested three juveniles for making cyber threats against one of the victims of the so- called hummer mom, christine hubbs. the suspects are believed to be friends of hubbs' children. hubbs was convicted of sexually abusing two 14-year-old boys more than two years ago.
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switching gears, our first check of weather at 4:37. lawrence is here with a lot of sunshine. >> more and more sunshine. we could see mid-70s in the next couple of days. but i have some rain in the forecast. >> of course. >> that makes me happy. around the bay area today, we have a few high clouds drifting overhead, patchy fog has moved in along the coastline. i think we are going to see most of that disappear over the bay bridge where they are practicing again with the lights this morning. we are looking good. just a little patchy fog in the distance. temperatures not as cold this morning with the cloud cover so we have 50 in san francisco, 46 san jose, 47 concord. high pressure still a flat ridge so we are going to see clouds dump over the top of the ridge from time to time. otherwise, just going to stay very mild to even warm in spots today. could see some low 70s inland maybe about 71 in concord, 71 in livermore, 72 degrees in the napa valley, a lot of 60s inside the bay and at the coastline. more on your weather coming up and hopefully i can find some rain. right now let's check the roads
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with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. outside right now things are improving beginning to pick up the overnight roadwork on the 880 freeway on the nimitz past the coliseum. just a few minutes ago we saw traffic nearly stopped in the northbound lanes but again they are working to reopen that roadwork. it was extending from 66th to fruitvale and is scheduled to be picked up by 5 a.m. this morning. elsewhere to the bay bridge now, see if we can see any more flashing lights. a little earlier around 4:30 we saw some police cars blocking a couple of lanes towards the toll plaza. no longer the case, but again caltrans has lanes blocked in the upper deck from the cantilever section towards the island until 5 a.m. that's a check of your bay area traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. what caused a 61-year-old water main to break in san francisco remains a mystery this morning. that rupture damaged dozens of homes and cars. so much water yesterday morning. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us from the neighborhood.
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how is it looking this morning? >> reporter: it's looking a little bit better than yesterday but you want to take a look at this. the clean-up is far from over. they filled the sinkhole with dirt. they are trying to figure out what happened. yesterday morning a wart pipe burst damaging 23 homes and 12 cars. some cars were halfway submerged in water and mud. hundreds of thousands of gallons pooled at the intersection of 15th avenue and wawona. and if you thought this mess was bad outside, neighbors tell us water spilled into their basement up to three feet high. >> i went downstairs without any boots or anything and i was in water about a foot and a half probably. my car had water in it parked in the garage. so it was quite a mess. >> reporter: now, the good news is no one has been displaced. the city did yellow tag 6 homes which means there was extensive
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water damage and building inspectors will check to see if they are structurally safe. in addition to that, we can expect those utility workers again to be back out here this morning. what they are trying to do is repair this road and the sinkhole as quickly as possible. reporting live in san francisco, cate caugiran, back to you. >> yeah, cate. the damage is pretty extensive out there. what role is the city taking in all this? >> reporter: from what i understand yesterday when i spoke with officials, they said the city is prepared to pay for the clean-up and the repair to these homes. >> all right. well, a lot of work yet to be done. cate caugiran live for us here in the city. thanks, cate. oakland mayor jean quan is upbeat about the city's future despite a recent uptick in crime. the issue was the main focus of her annual state of the city address last night. quan admitted it will be tough to meet the goal of increasing the police force from 600 to 800 officers in five years but said there is progress citing plans to add a second police
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academy this year. >> the question is whether or not we'll have enough money to continue that in future years but it is something that we have done for now and we're really proud this next academy graduates in just weeks. very shy. come on, come up. >> the mayor said oakland gained about 5,000 jobs in the past year and she expressed optimism about the growth of the uptown arts and entertainment district. 4:42. are you booking a trip for your family? how you could save hundreds in airfares. >> plus the countdown to cuts is nearly over. so why are lawmakers meeting after the deadline? >> quite the sight in new zealand. what's causing the commotion and the water? we'll tell you when we come back.
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pod of more than 100 dolphins took over a new zealand harbour. this is in the city of wellington on the north island. the dolphins put on quite a show. as you can imagine the spectable caused major traffic dolphins took over a harbor in new zealand yesterday. they put on a show.
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people pulled over with cameras out people taking pictures. you don't see that very often. new this morning the united states will provide $60 million more in aid for syrian opposition forces. secretary of state john kerry john kerry made the announcement at a meeting in rome today. the u.s. decision is designed to increase the pressure on syrian president assad to step down and pave the way for transition. painful federal budget cuts will kick in, in 16 hours. there seems to be a lack of urgency in the nation's capital. president obama is set to meet with leaders but as cbs news's susan mcginnis report, the meeting will take place after the budget cuts take effect. >> reporter: president obama has softened his language about the impact of the across-the- board budget cuts which kick in tomorrow. >> this is not a cliff.
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but it is a tumble downward. >> reporter: still he warned a group of business leaders in washington, d.c. wednesday night that the cuts will hurt. >> this is going to be a big hit on the economy. >> reporter: both sides do seem to agree on one thing. the cuts will begin tomorrow. each side blames the other for lack of action. >> they prefer to keep it alive as a political issue instead. >> reporter: democrats will offer up a plan today but republicans will reject it because along with spending cuts, it includes higher taxes from closing loopholes. >> all we're offered is a gimmicky tax hike that's designed to fail. >> reporter: and a republican bill being proposed today isn't likely to pass either. it gives the president flexibility to decide where to make spending cuts but does not bring in any new revenue. >> at some point, hopefully soon, republicans will understand the need to compromise here. >> reporter: congressional leaders from both parties meet
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with the president at the white house tomorrow. and they spoke briefly at the unveiling of the rosa parks statue here on capitol hill wednesday. but if the faces of the president and house speaker john boehner during the conversation are any indication, compromise is not in their sights. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> work to be done there. the nonpartisan congressional budget office released a report saying that democrats' plan would raise the deficit tens of billions of dollars through the end. budget year. 4:47 right now. let's check the weather. sunny, maybe a little chance of rain. >> not today. i think we stay dry and i think the temperatures will warm up around the bay area today. in fact, tomorrow will be in the 70s. so out the door this morning, we have a few more clouds keeping the temperatures fairly mild in the 40s and 50s right now. some fog out toward the coastline early on. by the afternoon, a few passing high clouds and well, the
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temperatures going to be warming up nicely. 60s, maybe even some low 70s by the afternoon. so should be a beautiful day today. just a flat ridge. you're seeing some clouds dump over the top of the ridge from time to time. we'll see more of that throughout the day today but that ridge beginning to strengthen somewhat. so even warmer as we get in toward tomorrow with the possibility of some mid-70s. so some spectacular weather ahead. but we have some big changes coming up in the future. 70s into the central valley chance of showers and rainfall toward eureka. 51 partly cloud lake tahoe. 70 cupertino. 69 san jose. east bay temperatures in the 70s in many spots there this afternoon so a beautiful day just a few high clouds moving by. 68 degrees in oakland. 65 in san francisco. about 71 in santa rosa. next couple of days looking like the best of the week. then we'll start tocle down on saturday. slight chance of sprinkles saturday night into sunday. better chance of rain finally
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making a return late next tuesday into wednesday, liz. >> thank you, lawrence. and chp is still working to clear this accident. it's coming through the santa cruz mountains northbound 17 really close to the redwood estates exit. one right lane has been blocked for nearly 20 minutes and it's causing delays around the accident scene. heads up towards los gatos this morning. caltrans issued a sig alert on the traffic accident. a live look across the golden gate bridge. so far very light traffic heading into san francisco. you will find some overnight roadwork in marin county, still it is northbound and southbound one between sir francis drake boulevard and the waldo tunnel. a couple of lanes block. out of the altamont pass free and clear. still seeing roadwork in lanes. it's been going on all week eastbound 580 in livermore approaching north greenville. we have seen some delays during the morning commute. this accident is now in the clearing stages through san
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mateo bridge and 92 and 35. mass transit no delay at all off to a great start this morning. that is your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> all right, elizabeth. thank you. state assembly speaker john perez will urge the supreme court to overturn california's ban on same-sex marriage. the speaker will address reporters at the state capital today. he plans to file a brief focusing on the rights taken away by prop 8. attorney general kamala harris has filed a similar document. the u.s. supreme court will hear arguments on prop 8 at the end of march. a new field poll says support for legalizing marijuana is at an all-time high in california. 54% of the voters polled favor allowing legal sales of pot as long as there are restrictions including a system to license the sellers. 43% oppose. 4:50 now. boeing has a plan for dealing with those battery problems with the dream.
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the american aircraft maker says it has added safeguards against battery fires. boeing tell japanese officials the steps are more than enough to let the 787 planes return to service. and hyundai motors is close to settling 38 federal lawsuits accusing them of overstating the fuel economy of its cars. hyundai says it will make a lump sum payment to nearly one million owners of cars and suvs from the 2011 through 2013 model years. a good day on wall street today to mean an all-time record for dow. blue chips had the best day of the year after fed chairman ben bernanke signaled that the fed will stick with the stimulus program until the economy is recovered. the dow soared 175 points and is within 100 points of an all- time high. the nasdaq was up 32. booking airfare for your family? "usa today" says you book one
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drive across the golden gate bridge. no problems on the golden gate bridge on san mateo bridge. more "timesaver traffic" coming up. a robbery caught on camera at a wichita doctor's office. you can see the doctor cleaning up his office when a man comes in wearing a ski mask. the doctor walks over to meet him. the man shoves him into a room. police say he had two knives. he tied up the doctor and took his wallet and money from the front desk. the suspect is still on the run this morning. there is an unusual legal case about transgender rights taking place right now know colorado. a first grade student was born a male triplet. but the parents say even as a toddler, the child was behaving like a girl. well, late last year, the school district banned coy from the girl's bathroom prompting parents to file suit. >> we want her to have the same opportunities as all of our other children. and we want her to be able to go back to school and be treated equally without
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discrimination. >> this is the first case to challenge a bathroom restriction. under colorado's antidiscrimination act, coy is being homeschooled in the issue is resolved. an apology made by a very honest yosemite junior ranger has now gone viral. >> the young ranger named eveie brought home two sticks from the park. she said i know i'm not supposed to take these things from the park. so i'm sending them back. please put them in nature. they posted it on facebook. 4:56. a party is planned for the new bay bridge but who is footing the bill? >> plus, planning now for a new pope. what we can expect from the conclave that will elect pope benedict's successor. >> this morning, officers here in santa cruz are set to go back to work as police make an appeal to the community. we'll tell you what they are looking for next.
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official. we go to vatican city for a live report. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. a final farewell. pope benedict xvi makes his retirement official. we go to vatican city for a live report. >> i'm here at a memorial for two fallen santa cruz police officers. we have the latest. >> a few more clouds around the bay area this morning. we'll talk about that coming up. >> a minor injury crash on northbound 17 still blocking one lane. crews are still working to clear it. we'll have more on your morning commute coming up. >> good morning, everyone. it's thursday, february 28. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is nearly 5:00 now on this thursday. in just a few hours from now, pope benedict xvi will officially step down as head of the catholic church. we have a live look here at the
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vatican city right now. cbs news's vinita nair will bring us a live report from the vatican coming up in a few minutes. santa cruz police plan to give us more information this morning about the murders of two officers. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in santa cruz this morning where they are mourning those fallen officers. anne. >> reporter: check out this memorial here behind me at the santa cruz police department downtown santa cruz. it has just been growing by the hour. a real outpouring of community support. police officers are appealing for cell phone video trying to put together more pieces of the puzzle of what transpired. a neighbor shot this cell phone video on tuesday showing lawmen slowly moving in formation to check on the suspect's body. they shot and killed 35-year- old jeremy goulet a former marine after they say he killed two santa cruz detectives who had come to his home to question him about an alleged sexual assault. they say he flung open the door
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and started firing. the detectives radioed for help as they lay dying and goulet stole their guns and their car. officers shot him a half hour later about a block away. >> there is no doubt in anyone's mind that the officers that engaged goulet stopped an imminent threat to the community and neutralized that problem before it reached out and harmed the people that we're important to protect. >> reporter: dozens of people came to a vigil last night to mourn the loss of 28-year veteran sergeant loran "butch" baker. the chief called him the best investigator in the force. and 10-year detective investigator elizabeth butler who specialized in sexual assaults. all the officers took the day off to mourn yesterday. many of the 100 officers will be returning to work today. that's going to be a slow transition process. the chief says it is up to them when they return to patrolling the streets


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